Google’s Pixel Fold, the company’s first foldable phone, has been unveiled after years of rumors and leaks. The gadget, which was on display at the I/O 2023 event, will cost $1800 when it goes on sale in June. The Pixel Fold features a distinctive design that unfolds into a larger 7.6-inch display. It is available in two colors: porcelain and obsidian.
The Tensor G2 processor, which is also found in other I/O event-shone gadgets, powers the Pixel Fold. 256GB and 512GB of storage are the only sizes the device offers. The Pixel Fold’s AI features and software magic that improve the quality of photos taken with the device are one of its key selling points. Now that they are available on a foldable phone, Google’s mobile cameras—some of the best on the market—can be used.
Apps can multitask thanks to the Pixel Fold’s design, and many of them, including Gmail, will offer support for the larger internal display in different ways. For instance, Gmail shows your inbox on one side and the email you are currently reading on the other. Users can also position the Pixel Fold on a flat surface to use it as a timer-controlled static camera.
With a smaller outer display that unfolds into a larger screen, the Pixel Fold’s design is comparable to that of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4. Though Samsung’s clamshell design was chosen by Google, it has a different form factor. It is exciting to finally see the Pixel Fold become a reality, even though we won’t know how good it is until it is released.
On Google’s website, the Pixel Fold can now be pre-ordered. Tech enthusiasts and those looking for a new phone experience will no doubt be interested in it due to its distinctive design and AI features.